DENVER (KDVR) — The Pinpoint Weather Team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Friday due to extreme fire danger.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. for a large portion of our state.

Here’s why the fire danger will be so high today:

  • Strong wind gusts of 25-50 mph, with higher gusts possible for the mountains and southern Colorado
  • Dry conditions, with no rain or snow expected until Saturday
  • Low humidity of 5%
  • Near-record heat: Highs will be in the mid-80s
Red Flag warnings

Preventing wildfires

There are several steps that can be taken to prevent wildfires. Here are some important tips from the National Weather Service:

  • Do not light campfires, bonfires, candles or anything else that could blow over and start a fire.
  • If you smoke, be sure to extinguish your cigarette or cigar before disposing of it. Never throw a burning item out a window.
  • Bag up trash, clippings and other easily flammable items.
  • Don’t drive on areas of dry vegetation/grass
  • Be vigilant, and if you see a fire or suspicious activity, report it immediately
  • Avoid activities with open flames or sparks
  • Avoid power equipment that creates sparks
  • Obey burn bans

Be sure to download the free Pinpoint Weather App to stay up-to-date with the newest weather data as it comes in and to get important alerts straight to your phone.